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Posted on 2016-02-22

It's February 2016, and we here at APC are working on Take Back the Tech! plans for 2016, which will involve an increased focus on supporting you in developing and implementing creative, strategic action in local communities.   We ended 2015 with another successful 16 Days Campaign, and we want to thank you for playing an important role, whether you developed your own campaign, took part in...

Posted DominemosTICMX on 2016-02-09

Este año, como parte del proyecto Basta de violencia: derechos de las mujeres y seguridad en Internet, Dominemos la Tecnología en México está dedicando esfuerzos a la reflexión sobre dos campos en los temas de la violencia de género en las TIC: privacidad y enganche, y pornovenganza.   Pronto estaremos compartiendo con ustedes la información y los materiales resultantes de este esfuerzo,...

Posted on 2015-12-08

This year for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we wanted to amplify the voices of women around the world on this subject. Most of our stories focus on technology-related violence or how technology is used to counter violence against women. Although we frequently see stories on technology and violence in the media today, they often focus on the US and the UK. But women all over the...

Posted on 2015-10-13

12 October 2015: Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives.   Take Back the Tech! was launched in 2006 by a group of young women in Southeast Asia in response to an increasing recognition that emerging ICT developments like mobile phones and geolocation software were used to extend the...

Posted on 2015-10-08

Contribute to IGF Best Practice Forum Report on Online VAW, 9 Oct at 14 GMT   We are working with the Best Practice Forum to develop a comprehensive report on online VAW, which will be presented at the Internet Governance Forum 2015 as a best practice guideline, and we want your input. You can participate in the following ways: Join the Twitter conversation on 9 October at 14 GMT...

Posted on 2015-08-12

Just Associates (JASS) Southern Africa, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet are very pleased to announce the launch of a new resource: ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit   Across the world, women are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support rights agendas, tell their own stories and challenge emerging issues in...

Posted on 2015-04-15

We are pleased to announce that Take Back the Tech! has been nominated for The Bobs Awards, the best in online activism. Since 2004, The Bobs awards honor bloggers, activists and journalists in 14 languages that champion the open exchange of ideas, freedom of expression and human rights on the Internet. The Bobs are the only global, international award honoring creative and brave projects online...

Posted Brindusa Luciana Grosu - YouAct member, Romania on 2014-12-10

If you know how to use the technology, you can avoid becoming a victim. Before speaking out, it is important to take your time to understand the way the Internet works.   1. If you intended to be anonymous, stay anonymous. In the online world the mere desire of remaining anonymous is not enough to keep your identity safe and hidden. It is not only about avoiding to sign a post or article...

Posted on 2014-12-10

It's Human Rights Day, which means it's also the final day of a great 16 Days campaign! People from around the world have come together to speak up about violence against women, and these actions inspire women and girls to keep working for change. Here are some highlights from the past two weeks of documentation, solidarity and resistance: Videos women made on the relationship between violence...

Posted on 2014-12-04

5 December 2014 Women bloggers and journalists face frequent online harassment, cyberstalking and even physical violence. The more visible a woman is online, the more abuse she faces, and this violence aims to silence her.   We need women's voices in the media. We need women challenging gender norms and sexist depictions, countering the exploitation of women's bodies, contributing to analysis...